Bolangir: Two minor girls drowned while taking bath in a pond at Doegaon village in Bolangir district on Wednesday. The deceased were identified as Megha Puta and Jhili Bhoi of the village.
According to sources, the duo had gone to a pond to take bath. While bathing, Megha accidentally slipped into the deep water and Jhili tried to rescue her. In the process, Jhili also went deep into the water and the duo drowned.
Later, the fire service personnel with the help of villagers retrieved their bodies from the pond. Meanwhile, police reached the incident site and launched a probe into the matter.
Earlier in the day, two minor boys went missing while taking bath in Rushikulya river near Bhimpur village under Purushottampur block in Ganjam district.